Navaali St. Peterís Church victims remembered

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 July 2009, 17:37 GMT]
More than a hundred family members and friends gathered in front of Navaali St. Peterís Church in Jaffna in remembrance of the 141 civilians killed and 347 seriously injured when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombed the church on 9 July 1995 where people had sought protection during the Sri Lanka government offensive on Jaffna, sources in Jaffna said. A boy who had been a year old when his father was killed in the Navaali Church bombing garlanded the memorial statue erected in front of Navaali St. Peterís Church Thursday moving the people gathered to tears, the sources added.

A memorial service in the church was held at 5:45 a.m Thursday by Rev. John Mowli.

Navaali St. Peterís Church victims remembered
Navaali St. Peterís Church victims remembered
Navaali St. Peterís Church victims remembered


Navaali St. Peterís Church victims remembered

 

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